September 21, 2020 22:14 (IST)
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Disease slashing global meat output, cereals boom, bananas under watch: FAO

New York/IBNS: A rapid spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) is wiping out pig herds in China, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Thursday, and the killer disease has led to a drop in world meat production for the first time in more than 20 years, with other global staples also facing new threats.

Breakthrough in efforts to ‘supercharge’ rice and reduce world hunger, finds study

London, Oct 24 (IBNS): Scientists have taken an important step in a long-term project aimed at improving photosynthesis in rice to increase crop yields and help meet the food needs of billions of people around the world.